The magic of the Aurora Borealis is brought to life in this Aurora Wilds mobile slot which gives you a familiar game but with one big subtle jackpot difference.
The first game from Neon Valley Studios, an independent game studio adding to the Microgaming slot games portfolio, we have to say that we were suitably impressed by this Aurora Wilds slot game.
You only get 7 paying symbols, which is a good number, each colourful and beautiful, standing out amongst almost invisible reels. The background takes you away to the great Pacific Northwest, where you are overlooking a deep blue lake surrounded by nature.
The 7 and Bar symbol is a little boring for the two highest paid, but at least they are familiar and you know they will make your wallet shine, even if it feels a little bit out of theme.
Aurora Wilds is a 5×3 reel slot machine and 10 paylines, with expanded wild reels, free re-spins, pay both way reels and 4 in-game jackpots.
If that sounds familiar it’s because these are not unique mechanics. They’ve been used by many ever since Starburst made them popular, you just have to read the Space Gem slot review or play Crystal Sun by Play’n GO.
So if it’s not new, why should we play? Well mostly because this Aurora Wilds games bring a slightly different flavour. For one, it keeps those easy win mechanics, but you can only get wilds that expand on reels 2, 3 and 4.
The reason is simple, the symbols are stacked and there’s not many of them. Already we like those odds.
Whereas in Starburst you can only win 500 times your bet, here you can win 2,000 times your bet. Not in the base game, not even with those expanded wilds and those free re-spins of the reel.
That’s because you get a jackpot mini-game that pops up every 100 to 200 spins, paying out anything from 15 to 2,000 times your bet. Ok, mostly you get the lower jackpots, but you are guaranteed to get something, and it’s always exciting to watch that wheel of fortune spin and maybe land a bigger win than in most other new Microgaming games such as Banana Odyssey (for example).
Don’t go in expecting the moon, but you’ll definitely reach a beautiful sky that will have you dreaming of cold winter months and warm hugs under the stars.
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|Mobile Slot released||September 2019|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Software||Neon Valley Studios|
|Jackpot amount||4 in-Game Jackpots|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 10 Paylines|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 / 60|
|Max win||2,000 times your bet|
|Bonus rounds||Pays Both Ways, Expanded Wilds, Respins, Jackpots|
Pay Both Way Reels: The symbols will pay from left to right and from right to left.
Wild and Respins: The Diamond is the wild symbol and can substitute for all symbols except the jackpot trigger symbol. It only shows up on reels 2, 3 and 4.
When it does show up, it will expand and cause a re-spin of the reels with the wild expanded for that respin. The respins end when no new wild symbols appear during a respin.
Jackpot Wheel Rules: 3 Jackpot Trigger symbols trigger the jackpot wheel where you are guaranteed to win one of 4 jackpots.
These in-game jackpots are set and will change only according to the bet size.
The northern lights are calling you to these Aurora Wilds slot reels, with beautiful native symbols and a slow shimmering shine that makes this Neon Valley Studios game worth checking out.
Considering this could have been just a poor man's version of the Starburst slot machine, with pay both way reels and 10 paylines, it actually ended being a lot more enjoyable thanks to the theme and the jackpots.
Will it change your life? No. But is there a wonderful 2,000 times your bet jackpot to win? Yes. And that's a good enough reason to play a light, fun, low variance games with lots of quick wins.
Aurora Wilds is a 5x3 reel slot machine and 10 paylines, with expanded wild reels, free re-spins, pay both way reels and 4 in-game jackpots.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: February 12, 2020 - Rating